Last name: CAIN

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CAIN : This last name is indexed 188,534 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

CAIN : 1: Manx: from Gaelic Mac Catháin ‘son of Cathan’ see Kane. The personal name literally meant ‘warrior’ a derivative of Manx cah ‘battle’ (Irish cath).2: English: variant of Cane.3: English (of Norman origin): habitational name from the city of Caen in Calvados France.4: Catalan: Castilianized form of Caí (see Cai).5: French (Caïn): from the Biblical name Caïn (Hebrew Qayin) ‘Cain’ probably applied as an unflattering nickname for someone who was considered to be treacherous.

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